Post Weight Loss Surgery
Body Contouring Surgery & Excess Skin Removal after Massive Weight Loss in London by Centre for Surgery
Many people have worked incredibly hard to achieve significant weight loss. The benefits of significant weight loss become overshadowed by the development of loose folds of excess skin. This can cause people to develop a significant loss of self-confidence due to skin irritation, skin infections and discomfort from skin rubbing together. Once the skin has been stretched out by previous weight gain, it does not return to its normal level of elasticity after weight loss. Diet and exercise do not improve loose skin and the only effective treatment is excess skin removal surgery.
Centre for Surgery is the leading plastic surgery clinic in the UK and our cosmetic surgeons have years of experience in carrying out post-weight loss surgery to remove excess skin. In many cases, patients may require a combination of procedures to get the best outcome depending on the location of the excess skin. Our surgeons may recommend either a combination procedure or a staged treatment approach depending on your goals for treatment. At your in-person consultation, your surgeon will provide customised recommendations on the most appropriate treatment plan to help you achieve long-lasting results.
Body Contouring After Weight Loss
Body contouring after weight loss or post bariatric surgery most commonly involves a combination of several excess skin removal procedures which are designed to reshape the body after massive weight loss. The most common post-weight loss procedures include a tummy tuck, arm lift, thigh lift and lower body lift or belt lipectomy. Patients can achieve a defined and sculpted figure with the removal of loose skin for a significant boost in self-confidence and emotional well-being.
Excess Skin Removal Surgery
Excess skin removal surgery covers a wide range of body contouring procedures designed to get rid of sagging, loose and excess skin after massive weight loss. The most common excess skin removal procedures include abdominoplasty, breast lift, lower body lift, arm lift and thigh lift. Loose skin cannot be improved by diet and exercise; surgical removal is the only way to treat it. Our surgeons have years of experience in carrying out excess skin removal with the best results.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the underlying muscles. The surgery is typically performed on patients who have lost a significant amount of weight or who have excess skin and lax muscles in the abdominal area due to pregnancy or ageing. The procedure involves making an incision in the lower abdomen, removing excess skin and fat, and then repositioning and tightening the abdominal muscles. The remaining skin is then pulled down and sutured into place, resulting in a smoother, flatter abdomen.
Extended Tummy Tuck
An Extended Tummy Tuck is the perfect solution for those looking to transform their abdominal area after significant weight loss or childbirth. Unlike a traditional tummy tuck, this extended version also targets the flanks and lower back areas, providing a comprehensive solution for excess skin and loose muscles. With our highly skilled surgeons, you can achieve a more toned and youthful appearance, boosting your self-confidence. Ideal for individuals who have achieved a stable weight, this procedure offers long-lasting results when paired with a healthy lifestyle.
Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck
A Fleur-de-Lis tummy tuck, also known as an inverted T abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to address significant abdominal laxity and excess skin. This technique is commonly performed on individuals who have undergone massive weight loss or have vertical excess skin that cannot be fully corrected with a traditional tummy tuck. During the procedure, an incision is made in the shape of an inverted T, allowing for the removal of excess skin and tissue both horizontally and vertically. The Fleur-de-Lis tummy tuck results in a more sculpted and contoured abdomen, restoring a smoother and tighter appearance to the midsection.
Mons Lift (Mons Reduction)
Mons lift also known as mons reduction or monsplasty is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the size of an overly prominent mons pubis. Often enlarged due to hormonal changes, weight gain and ageing, an enlarged mons pubis can negatively impact one’s self-esteem and confidence. Moms pubis liposuction often combined with surgical excision is an effective way to remove the excess fat and skin, creating a smoother and tighter mons pubis.
A belt lipectomy is a surgical procedure designed to reshape the midsection of the body by removing excess skin and fat from the abdomen, waist, hips, and lower back. Often performed after significant weight loss or bariatric surgery, this procedure aims to provide a smoother, more contoured look. Unlike a standard tummy tuck, which focuses solely on the front of the abdomen, a belt lipectomy addresses the entire ‘belt’ area—front, sides, and back. The surgery is conducted under general anaesthesia and involves an incision around the waistline, allowing for the removal of sagging skin and fat. Recovery time and results vary from person to person.
Apronectomy is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat that hangs over the lower abdomen, commonly referred to as an abdominal apron or pannus. This condition often results from significant weight loss and can lead to discomfort, skin irritation, and reduced mobility. Unlike a full abdominoplasty, apronectomy specifically targets only the lower abdomen, making it a less invasive option with generally quicker recovery times. The procedure lasts between 1.5 to 2 hours and is performed under general anaesthesia. It can enhance both the physical appearance of the abdomen and the patient’s overall quality of life.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Breast lift surgery, also known as ‘breast uplift’ and ‘mastopexy’ surgery, is a procedure that helps to restore volume and shape to sagging breasts. By removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue, the breasts are then raised. This procedure is ideal for women whose skin and areola size have stretched through weight loss or childbirth. Following a breast lift, patients can expect their breasts to feel firmer and appear more youthful.
Mummy Makeover UK
A Mummy Makeover, offered by Centre for Surgery, is a customised set of procedures designed to help women regain their pre-pregnancy body. It typically combines breast and abdominal surgeries, such as breast augmentation, lift or reduction, and tummy tuck or liposuction. This comprehensive approach addresses the physical changes resulting from pregnancy and breastfeeding. By offering these procedures in a single session, we deliver remarkable aesthetic results efficiently, enhancing body contours, boosting self-esteem, and restoring physical comfort. The Mummy Makeover is a powerful solution for mothers seeking to regain their confidence and embrace their body after the transformative experience of motherhood.
Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
An arm lift, also known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, from the underarm region to the elbow. It is typically performed to remove excess sagging skin caused by weight loss or aging, tighten and smooth the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm, and reduce localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region. The procedure results in a more toned and proportionate appearance, enhancing your self-confidence and broadening your fashion choices.
Thigh Lift (Thigh Reduction)
A thigh lift, or thighplasty, is a surgical procedure aimed at reshaping the thighs by reducing excess skin and fat, resulting in smoother skin and better-proportioned contours of the thighs and lower body. It is particularly beneficial for those who have sagging skin due to significant weight loss, ageing or genetic factors. The procedure may also include liposuction to achieve the desired results. The goal of a thigh lift is to create a thigh appearance that is toned, balanced with your body image and contours, and results in enhanced confidence in your body profile.
Buttock Lift Surgery (Gluteal Lift)
A buttock lift, also known as gluteoplasty, is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the buttocks by removing excess skin and fat, and lifting the remaining tissue to provide a more youthful, firmer look. This procedure is especially beneficial for those who have experienced significant weight loss and are left with sagging skin. The outcome is a rejuvenated, more appealing contour that boosts self-confidence. While primarily aesthetic, the benefits of a buttock lift extend beyond looks, enhancing personal comfort and clothing fit. Choose buttock lift surgery for a significant, positive impact on your overall body image.
Bra Line Back Lift
A bra line back lift is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat in the upper and middle back region, often caused by significant weight loss. The procedure contours the back, removing unattractive “rolls” or bulges visible under clothing or a bra. The surgery involves making an incision along the bra line, allowing the resulting scar to be easily hidden under a bra or bikini top. This procedure can significantly improve the silhouette and comfort, increasing confidence and allowing for greater freedom in clothing choices.
Lower Back Lift Surgery
A lower back lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the lower back by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the underlying muscles and tissues. The procedure can enhance the contours of the lower back, restore a more youthful appearance, and boost confidence in one’s appearance. It is typically performed under general anaesthesia and involves an incision in the lower back, followed by the removal of excess skin, fat, and tissue. The remaining skin is then re-draped and secured to create a tighter, more toned appearance.
Upper Body Lift
When people experience significant weight loss, they may be left with excess skin that can interfere with activities of daily living. When massive weight loss occurs, the skin does not return to its natural level of tightness. People may develop loose skin affecting their back, upper arms or breasts due to multiple pregnancies or significant weight loss. An upper body lift combines three procedures to contour and reshape the upper body, including an arm lift, bra line back lift and a breast lift.
Lower Body Lift
A Lower Body Lift is a comprehensive surgical procedure designed to reshape the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks by removing excess skin and fat. This procedure is especially beneficial for individuals who have experienced significant weight loss, childbirth, or the natural effects of aging. By tightening loose skin and improving the body’s overall contour, a Lower Body Lift not only enhances your physical appearance but also boosts your self-esteem and comfort. The result is a smoother, more toned lower body that allows you to move freely and feel confident in your skin.
Male Body Lift Surgery
Male body lift surgery is a comprehensive procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from various parts of the body, often following significant weight loss. The surgery targets areas like the abdomen, arms, thighs, and back, aiming to improve both appearance and comfort. By eliminating sagging skin, the procedure enhances mobility, reduces skin-related issues, and can even alleviate back pain. Performed under general anaesthesia, the surgery involves precise incisions, tissue tightening, and meticulous suturing to minimise scarring. The results are usually long-lasting and can be a motivating factor for men to maintain a healthier lifestyle post-surgery